Oh Christmas Tree!

I love making cards where the sentiment is the key focus. With Papermilldirect card this is really easy to do, just add in a little bit of patterned paper, a very cute sentiment, and you have yourself a pretty cute Christmas card! You can see my full supply list for these cards here. For this card I cut two simple trees using my Silhouette, and laid them on top of a die cut circle. I offset them and stamped my sentiment on it. I added a layer of the dark green Papermilldirect card, and on top of this some patterned paper.

I love the hammered white card, it gives lovely texture on a simple card.

I used this exact same card formula to create the second card. I cut a different style tree on this one, and added a gold star on top. Again the sentiment was stamped off to the side, and the tree adhered off to the other side. I used red Papermilldirect card this time for the layer, and a different patterned paper.

These small changes make the cards different from one another, yet still easy to duplicate, which is always good for this time of year when making a lot of cards!


Anything goes!!

This week at Sentimental Sundays Anything Goes!! We are sponsored this week by Meljen’s Designs and I have used the adorable Sleepy Time Bear on my card. I fussy cut the little critter out and put her resting on a ribbon in the die cut window of my card. Its hard to see in the photo but her arm, leg and hat hang off the edge of the ribbon very realisticaly.

Make sure you head over to the blog to check out the rest of the design teams fantastic creations and get link up your anything goes project – just make sure you include a sentiment on them!!



Busy bee….

Busy bee, thats me this week. We have been doing up the hall, stairs & landing in the house and it seems to be taking every moment of our holiday from work this week. I have been exhausted at the end of each day and my hands have been so sore from painting that I have not gone into my craft room much at all! However this morning I got up a bit earlier and decided to play along with the sketch challenge at Skipping Stones Designs. The sketch is fantastic and I couldn’t wait to try it out. Here is my quick card….

I used the Grunge set for the background, Sentiment frames set for the sentiment and frame and Heartsong for the butterfly. I used a pale purple circle die cut from my scrap pile and a purple strip of card also from the scrap pile, so it was a nice quick and simple card and I enjoyed making it. It was straight back to the grindstone in the hall after this one :/ The plumber is coming tomorrow to install my beautiful new radiator, then we can put the floor back down and start finishing up on it all, phew!

PS: It was a great morning this morning to discover two of my projects had been featured in two different places – The Graphics Fairy DIY and Scrap Mix – thanks guys 😀


This week at Sentimental Sundays we want to see your creations focusing on the Sentiment! The prize for this challenge will be four INDIVIDUAL sentiment sets from theRaindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection. If you like the weekly freebies offered here, please visit the store to see even more! They also offer custom digital designs at an affordable price with tutorials on how to use them.

This week my project is a altered photo frame, and instead of framing a photo I framed a lovely sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs Family Sentiments set.

The sentiment is actually printed on a light blue card, but with the glass in front of it for some reason it came out looking white! Here is a quick before shot (I had started painting before I remembered to photo it!

Make sure to head on over to the Sentimental Sunday blog to check out the DT’s work and show us your work too!

Go green!!

This week at Sentimental Sundays we want you to go green – using the colour or recycling! The prize for this challenge will be four INDIVIDUAL sentiment sets from theRaindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection. If you like the weekly freebies offered at Sentimental Sundays, please visit the store to see even more! They also offer custom digital designs at an affordable price with tutorials on how to use them.

I used a sentiment from the Inspirational Sentiments set from Raindrop Echo Designs over at Whimsy Stamps. I love how it tied in with the paper I managed to dig out of my stash! I used a kraft card base made from recycled paper. I also got to try out my new crop-a-dile on the sentiment and use some recycled packaging to tie it on to the card with.

Make sure you head on over to Sentimental Sundays to check out the amazing work from the rest of the design team and to show us your creation too!!

You are Pear-fect….

This is my first Design Team post for PaperPlay challenges, so firstly hi to everyone! This week’s challenge on Paperplay is to “Get Sentimental”.

We are very kindly sponsored by Create with TLC this week with a $10 Store voucher up for grabs! I used two wonderful digital freebies from TLC to create my card. The first was the wonderful sentiment and then naturally the pear image!

I created a file in Microsoft Word that was the size that I wanted to mount onto my Kraft card base. I then added the image of the pear and the sentiment where I wanted them. I printed this onto white card stock. When it was fully dry I used my distress inks to colour it – old paper for the background and bundled sage for the pear. I finished it off with some green sprinkles for a bit of bling. I kept it all really simple as I wanted the image and sentiment to be the real focus of the card.

Head on over to the Paperplay blog and check out the rest of the amazing design teams work – and of course share your entry with us!!

Say it in chocolate blue and pink….

The challenge over at Annabelle Stamps is to say it in chocolate, blue and pink. I am back working on my scraps pile again and luckily there was some chocolate card stock and a scrap of blue . I even had a pre cut pink butterfly too!! I used one of the sentiments from the Annabelle ‘All things grow’ set and added two sprinkles to the butterfly to add some bling. Now if you excuse me, all this mention of chocolate has me wanting to go and have some!!